On any given night in Australia more than 105,000 people are homeless. According to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust 4,324 people in Brisbane are homeless, with 1,943 living in Inner City Brisbane.
Cameron Van Balen, Managing Director of Laundry Australia, Home Laundry and Plus Dry Cleaners has set himself a grand challenge. Not only is he particupating in the 2015 St Vincent de Paul’s CEO Sleepout hoping to raise over $5000, but he wants Brisbane to donate 1000+ Blankets for Brisbane – freshly laundered of course!
It is easy, simply donate an old blanket from home to the Blankets for Brisbane appeal, and make this winter a little warmer for Brisbane’s homeless. Here are three ways you can get involved:
- donate a blanket for Brisbane at any Plus Dry Cleaners store in Brisbane. There are location in Brisbane City, Carindale, Fortitude Valley, Toobul, Yeronga and more….
- support Blankets for Brisbane‘s Cam Van Balen in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, or
- make a donation online direct to St Vincent de Paul
Dont have a blanket to donate? Here are some other ways you can help:
SHARE this post on your network and encourage your friends to get involved
HOST a blanket collection at your school, family BBQ, work place, exercise group or mothers group
BUY a new blanket to donate, you can pick up new blankets at Kmart for as little as $5
Your kindness and warmth will make a difference this winter – lets help Cam raise the 1000+ blankets for Brisbane!
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